Polio Vaccinations in DR Congo

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By Peter and Cindy Ekstrand, Covenant missionaries to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is an entry on their blog.

Animator with microphone and external power supply

On Thursday last week, we traveled to Bogose-Konu where we observed the kick-off for the second phase of the polio vaccination campaign. The local health center had been publicizing this day well ahead of time, so there were a lot of mothers and small children showed up.

One part of the publicity was to have this “animateur” go through the village with his loudspeaker telling them when to come and singing an anti-polio song. He repeated this before the moms and kids. It was great!  Continue Reading

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